|There's a new Sunday supper option at The Mildred|
April White’s book The Philadelphia Chef’s Table was released this September, and the author will be signing copies during a special happy hour at Supper. From 5:30-7:30 PM, $25 brings hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the South Street restaurant, and the book will be available for purchase for $25 as well (215-592-8180).
Cantina Dos Segundos is celebrating the holidays with “25 Days of Tequila,” and Tuesday’s special is $5 off the Northern Liberties’ Mexican’s “Suave vs. Direct to Bottle” flight. That means just $13 will bring you four different pours of high-end blancos - a gift for yourself is never a bad thing, especially when it involves agave spirits (215-629-0500).
South Philly beer bar Devil’s Den has just introduced a new set of cocktails for the wintry months, and they all feature fresh-pressed apple cider. Perfect for sipping next to the wood-burning hearth, the drinks include the Fireside (Maker’s Mark, cider, crystallized ginger) and the Bushel, with Bacardi apple rum (215-339-0855).
Holiday sweaters may be ugly, but cancer is uglier. Wear your worst to Yards Brewing Company’s benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and battle the disease by drinking great beer. Live music, raffles and a silent auction will add to the 7:30-10:30 PM fun ($40; tickets; 215-634-2600).
Whether or not the world ends on December 21, there’s no reason to refuse an excuse to enjoy amazing beer. In honor of the Mayan prophecy, Resurrection Ale House on Gray’s Ferry will be tapping both Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde and Dogfish Head’s Theobroma - the latter is based on an ancient Aztec recipe, not Mayan, but it’s tasty enough that we feel no need to argue (215-735-2202).
Heirloom has made it through one year of service in Chestnut Hill, and to celebrate the BYO is offering a special menu from December 16-23. The three-course prix fixe goes for $36.50 per person and features dishes like crispy red snapper and pistachio-crusted venison. Chef Al Paris’ à la carte menu will also be available (215-242-2700).
A new option for Sunday supper has popped up, as The Mildred chef Michael Santoro debuts a weekly three-course prix fixe tasting menu for $38 per person. Expect cast-iron prepared dishes like oven-roasted quail and duck ragout with housemade gnocchi; the menu offers diners several choices and will change frequently (267-687-1600).